Pinterest Monday - 'Wabi Sabi'

Hello Friends~ 
I am participating in a FB group called 'The Year of Jewelry'. Each week there is a dedicated theme and you are asked to create and post a picture of the item you have made that fits the category.
The theme for week ten is 'Wabi- Sabi'.  I had no idea what that was, so I did a bit of Internet research and an image search. Voila' I have uncovered an new name for an old aesthetic. I have always appreciateded the qualities known as rustic, antique, vintage and ancient.  
The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of it.

Perfectly imperfect... what a simple and lovely concept. Seeing the beauty that others may ignore. For example, what looks like a rusty fence is instead a work of art. 
As a devotee of Pinterest, I started a board for images that I think best represent this concept. Can't wait to create my pieces for the Y.O.J. #10.  

Thanks for looking today~

Rust texture - wabi sabi inspiration
Interesting Rust
wabi sabi
Intricate Peeling Paint
dilapidated barn
Dilapidated Barn
Bird's nest.
A Birds Nest
perfectly imperfect
Knot hole in a tree
wabi sabi, the beauty of imperfection
Crazing reveals a beautiful pattern
Chawan bowl , imperfect glaze
Glaze reveals unindented consequences

rusty fleur de lis
Rusty Fleur di Lis
rusty iron gate
Ornate yet simple
rusty iron gate
Some call this Shabby 


  1. Such a funny word for a cool concept. I totally embrace all the images you posted except the first one. I like my rust more in the form of the fleur di lis and the ornate fence...
    Thanks for a great post!

  2. Great Post!!! I love this one, can't wait to see what you create!!! Have a Blessed day!!!

  3. Very cool. I had never heard this word.

  4. I hadn't heard of Wabi Sabi until I had to make a piece for this challenge and have since fallen for the aesthetic. Your pictures really do a great job of illustrating it. Lovely!


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